On March 14, we had over 40 guest speakers from the community visit various classrooms for Career Day. This is an important component of supporting college and career readiness in our students. Career exploration connects the purpose of a college degree or advanced training as they relate to a career field. We are very grateful to the family members and community guests who helped make this experience possible for our students!
Mistletoe participated in several community service projects this year. These projects allow our students to be active participants in the community, work together toward a common goal, and develop greater compassion and understanding for others. Thank you for your support - you really do make a difference!
PENNIES FOR PARADISE: Having endured the Carr Fire just months before, the students at Mistletoe School stepped up to help out their southern neighbors in need. There was no shortage of love from Mistletoe kids and their families. They raised over $700 for the Pennies for Paradise cause. Each class chose a word of encouragement and the art elective colored their supportive hand for the poster. The fundraiser was a huge success!
JUST ONE AFRICA: Mistletoe Bulldogs are showing their love and generosity to help people around the world! The Just One Africa project provides clean water to people living in Kenya, and this year Mistletoe School raised $600 to buy water filters for more than 200 people. Our Bulldogs then continued their service work by donating their time to string handmade recycled paper beads to sell in future fundraisers for clean water. Mistletoe students are truly making a difference worldwide!
CANNED FOOD DRIVE
The Mistletoe WEB Leadership team hosted a canned food drive to collect food items to support the Good News Rescue Mission and local food pantries. Our school goal was to collect 1,000 cans of non-perishable items, but with the generosity of our Bulldog family, we surpassed that goal by over 300 items. The food items were collected and used to support holiday gift baskets, daily meal services, and many voucher programs that are in place through the mission. Mistletoe students recognize the current needs of the families in our area and strive to serve!